Are you kidding me?
A small publishing company is under fire after putting warning labels on copies of the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence and other historical documents.
Wilder Publications warns readers of its reprints of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, Common Sense, the Articles of Confederation, and the Federalist Papers, among others, that “This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today.”
The disclaimer goes on to tell parents that they “might wish to discuss with their children how views on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and interpersonal relations have changed since this book was written before allowing them to read this classic work.”
Link to Article on FoxNews.com
Oh yeah, I guess there’s the whole Anna Nicole Smith case…
I admit though that I did get sucked in. And I have even swayed back and forth regarding what’s right and what’s not. I think everyone agrees that what he said was wrong. And I was impressed by much of what the Rutgers coach had to say. The issue at hand is what should happen next. For myself, I have actually been impressed with the humility that Imus has shown, and I cringe a little when I see someone who appears sincere in his regret, and yet continues to take a beating. On the flip side, I would have to also say that our society is totally infested with degrading and hateful speech, racial and otherwise, and maybe it takes this amount of news to do something about it. It seems like it would be better to focus the energies on the bigger issue at hand. Instead, I think Don Imus will be the whipping boy, and everyone (including him) will go back to business as usual in a week or two. And is it me, or is it hard to accept Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson as leaders and reformers?
I don’t know… maybe a mindless rant. But I did find it interesting that in response to a blog by Al Roker from NBC, there were quite a few (dare I say majority) of people who say that he should NOT be fired. I think I lean toward that side of the argument. In a perfect world, if people don’t want to hear something, they should voice their opinion by tuning out. The result will be the same… with no listeners he’d eventually be out of a job anyway. But the impact would be so much greater, because the community of listeners would have spoken. I think that’s the only way that you can change a culture… I don’t think we are there yet.
If you want to see Al Rokers blog, try here:
Here’s another article that I just found on Fox News:
The Untold Story Behind Shock Jock Don Imus
What do you think?